Anyone that views my posts will notice that I’m a sucker for smooth waterfall photos. Anytime I see flowing water, I want to break out a tripod, screw an ND filter on my lens and slow that shutter speed way down. It may be cliche, it may be done to death, but a well composed waterfall shot with creamy water is just so tranquil and pleasing to look at. Below are my favorites that I’ve taken (no promises on the ‘well composed’ part) broken down by location.
This has to start of course with my favorite local hiking place, Ohiopyle State Park. I go there often since it’s a short distance away and offers so much variety. Between the colors in Autumn, the freeze in Winter, the flooding in Spring and the complete foliage in Summer, it always a bit different every time I go. First we have Ohiopyle in the Winter, since that is what we are experiencing now.
The latest winter storm is now finished and we are now buried in snow. We are used to getting snow, but 20+ inches overnight is a bit excessive for us. I spent yesterday shoveling snow and then sled riding with the family, but today I left the house early and headed to my favorite spot, Ohiopyle State Park. Even though I go there quite often, things are always a bit different, especially with multiple feet of snow. My first spot was Cucumber Falls to try and get there before it got crowded.
With the year’s first really big snow all done for now, I packed a camera bag and headed out to brave the roads in my 4×4 to go see a local favorite. Traction was a bit hard to come by, but my truck did great and soon I was hiking through 20″ deep snow and setting my tripod up. Hopefully tomorrow I can get out again.
Ask any hobbyist photographer how many camera bags they have owned over the years and the answer surely will be high. I may be a bit guilty trying to find the perfect bag that will hold and protect all the gear I need, be comfortable to carry and also look good while doing it. Everyone wants something just a little bit different in form, function and style, so relying on others to give an opinion is quite difficult. Up until a few weeks ago, I thought I had my ‘perfect’ bag, a Billingham Hadley Pro. Then Tenba had to go and release the Cooper series.